We’re kicking off the new year with a total stunner! Planned by Grey Collective member CES Weddings and Events, Annie and Patrick’s day at Canyon Oaks Country Club is white-tented-rustic-elegance at its finest. Details include plentiful florals in a subdued palette by Cambray Rose Florist, vintage-inspired rentals from WeDo Designs, a beautiful naked cake by Upper Crust Bakery and a bride that fit the part in her effortless gown and cathedral-length lace veil. Deer Lovers was on hand to capture it all (including the giant marquee ‘L-O-V-E’ lights that were the handiwork of the father-of-the-bride!) in thee lovely photos.
What made the wedding special and unique?
The attention to detail and the “wedding weekend” experience allowed us to blend so many important people in our lives, and show our friends and family why Chico is so special to us. Having so many guests see the bride’s hometown was so unique and made for an unforgettable celebration!
Tell us about the gown and where/how you found it.
The gown was Nicole Miller. After 4 bridal boutiques and hundreds of dresses, I was on a casual Saturday shopping trip with 2 bridesmaids. We had intended on shopping for home decor and work out apparel, but ended up on a whim going into the boutique without an appointment. It wasn’t like anything I had tried on or envisioned but I felt the most at ease and natural in it!
What were some of the touches added to make the wedding personal?
My dad made 8 foot tall marquee letters to spell out “LOVE” after I had seen them posted on a blog. I inquired about renting them locally and after my dad heard the cost he said, “I can build those!” Lo and behold he has himself a side business now.
The dessert bar was unique and very popular, we had nachos (the bride’s guilty pleasure) as a late night snack. A close family friend put together the most amazing welcome boxes for our guests filled with tokens of Chico. Our welcome dinner on Friday included a cute photo booth in an old VW van, a band who played old classics, and jumbo marshmallows for s’mores – a summertime family tradition! Everything from the food and music, to the wooden round centerpieces on the tables which the bride’s stepfather had made out of cedar from Lake Almanor.
The ceremony was officiated by a dear mutual friend and included aunts and uncles that did readings that had significance from each side of the family.
What was the most memorable part of the day?
Taking photos in this wide open field at Sunset – our photographers stole us away at the golden hour and we are so thrilled that they did!
Tell us how you met and became engaged.
We met at work! We both work for Target and at the time that we met we were working at the same store. We dated for 5 years and we got engaged right before Christmas in 2015. We are known for being the ultimate hosts and entertainers, so at our annual Christmas party in our downtown apartment Patrick waited until all of our friends arrived and proposed in front of about 40 people. We popped champagne and partied until last call that night.
Planning: CES Weddings and Events // Photography: Deer Lovers // Floral: Cambray Rose Florist // Calligraphy: The Printed Pearl // Venue, Catering and Bar: Canyon Oaks Country Club // Rentals: WeDo Designs // LOVE Letters: Steve Ferreria, Father of the Bride // Dessert: Upper Crust Bakery and Celestino’s (Canoli) // DJ: The Wedding DJ Company // Hair/Make-Up: Lindsey at Mecca